‘Hour of Code’ Introducing Kids to Computer Programming

Thursday, December 05, 2019
David Fisher working with students during Hour of Code

Hour of Code sessions will allow youths to learn about computer programming through fun-filled activities separated by the following grade groups: kindergarten through second grade, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.

Computer literacy and programming skills are key elements of tomorrow’s high-tech world. That’s why Rose-Hulman is hosting Hour of Code sessions on Thursday, Dec. 12, to introduce youths in kindergarten through the eighth grades to computer science and computer programming.

This is a free event with separate hour-long fun-filled instructional sessions on campus for the following grades: kindergarten through second grade, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; grades 3-5, 6:45-8 p.m.; and grades 6-8, 8-9:15 p.m. Each session will include a short talk by computer science professors David Fisher or David Mutchler.

Each session will have activities that are appropriate for that particular age group.

Space is limited and reservations are required in advance here.

Each student will have access to a computer to complete hands-on projects through an online Hour of Code tutorial. Rose-Hulman student volunteers will be available to assist the children.

Parents are encouraged to join in the fun during each session.

“We've found that the program works best if we engage both an adult and the child for potential future coding fun,” says Eric Liobis, a Rose-Hulman alumnus who is assisting in organizing the Hour of Code activities.
Fisher, Mutchler and Liobis have organized similar Connecting with Code computing educational summer experiences at Rose-Hulman for groups of elementary school and middle school students.

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